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How to diversify and include? Hint: It starts with you

Consider becoming a mentor to someone who doesn’t look like you.

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Biden urges State Department employees to feel ‘empowered’ to do their jobs

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Gina Haspel

CIA unveils new website to step up recruitment efforts

In today’s Federal Newscast, the CIA adds another piece to its two-plus year effort to change the way its recruits the next generation of employees.

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FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, staff stand within the United States embassy facility in Havana, Cuba. The terrifying attacks in Cuba overwhelmingly hit U.S. intelligence operatives in Havana, not ordinary diplomats, when they began within days of President Donald Trump’s election, The Associated Press has learned.  To date, the Trump administration largely described the victims as U.S. Embassy personnel or “members of the diplomatic community,” suggesting it was bona fide diplomats who were hit. That spies, working under diplomatic cover, comprised the majority of the early victims adds an entirely new element of mystery to what’s harmed at least 21 Americans over the last year.  (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

Years later, still unclear why US staff in Cuba, China experienced strange symptoms

A National Academies panel commissioned by the State Department shed new light on a disturbing and still mysterious episode of employees in the Cuban embassy…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2009. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite)

Memo to Blinken: Protect the brains of State Department employees

As new leadership arrives at the State and Commerce Departments, and the intelligence community, let’s hope they give real attention to weird and disturbing threats to certain career employees.

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